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by ninafromnorway
September 1st, 2010, 3:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First, second and third person p.o.v
Replies: 33
Views: 5158

Re: First, second and third person p.o.v

amyashly: Thanks for some great advice! I will definitely ask for him to suggest a good first POV book. He has offered to write the first chapter in 3 POV, just for me to see if I like it or not. I already know I won't. I also know that it will spoil my plans for the thirs book, where the POV will c...
by ninafromnorway
August 31st, 2010, 3:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How much time do you have?
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

Re: How much time do you have?

I had to laugh out loud with some of your comments! Made my day! Well, I've almost just sat myself down after a long day, and I've been telling myself all day that I will finish off chapter 11 before I go to bed. I have also told myself I'll do a little workout, and now I have to smack myself for ha...
by ninafromnorway
August 31st, 2010, 3:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First, second and third person p.o.v
Replies: 33
Views: 5158

Re: First, second and third person p.o.v

Unless he is YOU, ignore him. Perhaps that sounds harsh. You know something, HE ISN"T THE ONE WRITING THE BOOK. He doesn't know all the extra information you, as the author, have stored in your head that is behind the outlines, and notes, and characters that you haven't gotten on paper yet. he does...
by ninafromnorway
August 31st, 2010, 12:43 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How much time do you have?
Replies: 10
Views: 1738

How much time do you have?

How much time do you have for writing? After being a stay at home mum for what seems like forever, and having all the time in the world to write, I began working full time last week. When I come home from work after picking the children up from kindergarten, it's already 5 pm and I'm knackered! The ...
by ninafromnorway
August 31st, 2010, 12:19 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA - adventure/mystery Chapter one (a little shorter)
Replies: 5
Views: 1337

Re: YA - adventure/mystery Chapter one

Thanks for reading. I have also felt that the beginning sort of flies by, but I have to remind myself that she won't be living like this forever. I'll see if I can slip in some more scenes. Last night two ideas came to mind for the first chapter, which is a bit weird as I am in the middle of chapter...
by ninafromnorway
August 30th, 2010, 4:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How much detail for readers outside the USA
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Re: How much detail for readers outside the USA

I have the opposite problem. I am originally British but have lived in Australia since the mid eighties so I come with two versions of the English Language. I use English and Australian slang in my writing without even realising it. It didn't put off a US publisher from picking up my book but it ha...
by ninafromnorway
August 30th, 2010, 4:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First, second and third person p.o.v
Replies: 33
Views: 5158

Re: First, second and third person p.o.v

Thanks for all your great replies. I've learned a lot here, and it has given me a lot of ideas for my current WIP. The main reason for why I asked is because a family member is trying to talk me out of writing in 1 POV. He says it's more difficult and that I haven't really nailed it. I dunno, but I ...
by ninafromnorway
August 29th, 2010, 1:44 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Dirt - 2nd chapter
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: Dirt - 2nd chapter

Amazing! I you've really got me here, and I already find myself annoyed that I'm not able to read more. Only two comments: Then, where were they? Maybe they done went on over to the town. He could think of lots more places they could have gone to. Didn't mean they weren't comin' back on home. Furthe...
by ninafromnorway
August 29th, 2010, 1:29 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Dirt by SL Dwyer
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

Re: Dirt by SL Dwyer

Fantastically written. I have nothing to comment on =)
by ninafromnorway
August 28th, 2010, 5:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First, second and third person p.o.v
Replies: 33
Views: 5158

Re: First, second and third person p.o.v

To answer this myself I have been told that it is much more difficult to write in first person than in third (and that second is most common in songs). Could you tell me your own expreience with this: What do you find most difficult about a: First person To remember not to write about the other char...
by ninafromnorway
August 28th, 2010, 5:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First, second and third person p.o.v
Replies: 33
Views: 5158

First, second and third person p.o.v

I have been told that it is much more difficult to write in first person than in third (and that second is most common in songs). Could you tell me your own expreience with this: What do you find most difficult about a: First person b: Second person c: Third person Plus why and in what view do you p...
by ninafromnorway
August 28th, 2010, 5:34 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Land of the Living - Excerpt 1 *TAKE TWO*
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Re: Land of the Living - Excerpt 1

As I am neither published or can I write proper English, I thought I'd still give this a go! (In other words, you shouldn't really listen to what I say) Let me know what you think, its a WIP I suppose I have to say it's SciFi, but I'd like to think it has a strong commercial side. This is the very b...
by ninafromnorway
August 28th, 2010, 4:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How much detail for readers outside the USA
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Re: How much detail for readers outside the USA

I recently received feedback on my MS from someone in England. The response included questions about words like filibuster, Senator, Bill (Proposed law, not the guy) etc... How important is the explanation of these terms for foriegn readers, let alone readers here in the U.S. ? Only a few of these ...
by ninafromnorway
August 28th, 2010, 12:29 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA - adventure/mystery Prologue
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: YA - adventure/mystery Prologue

First I want to let you know I am not a published author, so I am giving my opinion as a reader. I think your story is intriguing. I also like the odd language your character spoke toward the end, nice touch. I was sure my spine was going to break this time. I would remove this time. such as barb w...
by ninafromnorway
August 28th, 2010, 12:28 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: YA - adventure/mystery Prologue
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: YA - adventure/mystery Prologue

I tried to look up the word “italicize”, but the closest I got was “emphasize”, and so I wonder how I can emphasize it more? Do you mean more like: “I am Cerin, I think. After the amnesia I couldn’t even remember what a chair was, let alone my name” You know that little "i" above the text box when ...